Friday 13th November 2020

Cotswold Water Park West    At Shorncote Pits 84, 85a and 85b birds included
a juvenile Marsh Harrier, two Kingfishers, two Mute Swans, five Little Grebes, three Water Rails, seven Gadwalls, five Pochards, 12 Tufted Ducks, four Wigeon, three Teal, ten Coots, five Moorhens, a Cetti’s Warbler, two Chiffchaffs, two Reed Buntings, 26 Fieldfares, nine Redwings, 31 Linnets, a male Greenfinch, two Goldfinches, male and female Stonechat, a Pied Wagtail, nine Long-tailed Tits, a Kestrel, a Buzzard and two Little Egrets. (John Fletcher).

Marsh Harrier by John Fletcher

Marsh Harrier by John Fletcher

Marsh Harrier by John Fletcher

Frampton     8000-10000 Starling from 4pm displaying before roosting, viewed from Splatt Bridge tonight. Also three Goosanders over. (Gordon Hodgson). At 7:30am at Court lake four CATTLE EGRETS came off the roost and were temporarily on the island, then flew off, probably to Saul. (Roy Widgery).

Cam     A BLACK REDSTART yesterday afternoon and again this morning in Green Street, Ashmead Green. (per Gord Avery).

Kingscote     In a field opposite the junction of the B4058 near Pyke quarry 30+ Golden Plovers and a male Kestrel. (Paul Sutton).

Forest of Dean     A male Goosander on Woorgreens Lake today. (Martin Green).

Nailsworth     At Dunkirk Millponds nine Black-headed Gulls, seven Mallards, four Moorhens and two Buzzards. In Woodchester Park seven Cormorants, a Grey Heron, a Raven, a Marsh Tit, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, nine Little Grebes, a Goldcrest and two Coal Tits. (Jake King).

Hardwicke     A Little Egret preening for nearly 2 hours, perched over Dimore Brook, then flew off upstream at 11:40am. (Sue Beynon).

Little Egret by Sue Beynon

Halmore     A female Grey Wagtail this morning hunting the garden pond, a garden tick. (Chris Newton).

Harescombe    Three Fieldfares this afternoon and a Buzzard around by Pound Farm. (Lorraine Lloyd).

Coombe Hill Meadows    A male Kingfisher on the canal today. Also a male Reed Bunting and three Stonechats (2m, 1f). (Paul Clark).

About The Gloster Birder

My name is Mike King and have lived all my life in Gloucestershire. I am happiest birding around Frampton but I especially love Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. I have birded all over Europe, in the U.S.A. and Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Dominican Republic, The Gambia, Cape Verde, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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